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The Philippeion at Olympia was a circular and temple-like structure of stone and marble which was started by Philip II of Macedonia after his victory over the Greeks in 338BC as a donation to the Greek gods. It was completed by his son, Alexander the Great. It featured a peripteral colonnade of 18 Ionic columns around the porch or peristyle and an inner colonnade of 9 Corinthian half-columns around the wall and a roof of carved marble tiles and crowned with a bronze poppyhead.
Today, the temple has been partially restored and you can see 3 of its columns.